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Postby Chris » 26 Jun 2008, 17:09

Prof Mark Poulton at Weymouth Beach garnered some useful publicity in Tuesday's Dorset Echo with a half page story on Page 3 with two pictures. Mind you he can't take all the credit, actually it was a swarm of bees which panicked holiday makers on the Esplanade. The swarm after causing some commotion on the beach for some time decided to land on top of Mark's Punch Booth - perhaps they took a liking to the bright new paintwork. And there they clung, an enormous mass of several thousand bees.

One photo shows the swarm-topped booth, the other is of Mark, Mr Punch, and the professional beekeeper who was called out to remove the swarm.
Of course Mark lost one performance as that part of the beach had to be cordoned off for a period. I guess the publicity would be worth more than the bottle.
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Postby CharlesTaylor » 01 Jul 2008, 04:04

To bee or not to bee? That is the question by Mr. Punch! Punch goes Shakespearean!

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Postby James » 06 Jul 2008, 23:18

Toby or not Toby?
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Postby Professor Eek » 07 Jul 2008, 02:20

I'm sure Mark got a buzz out of all the publicity

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Postby Arthur Askey » 07 Jul 2008, 11:12

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Postby lesclarke » 07 Jul 2008, 11:43

So, it's true, old comedians never die?

...or is it Judgement Day, I haven't had the radio on yet so may have missed the news. Some people have a lot to answer for!

...oh what a wonderful thing to be, and aging worn-out Punch & Judy man.
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Postby James » 07 Jul 2008, 19:31

Oh I don't know. I've seen a few comedians, old and young, die horribly!
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Postby lesclarke » 07 Jul 2008, 20:45

Quite so James.

Of course these comedians are 'dying' in front of adult audience who have 'seen it all' and have the attitude of 'come on then, entertain me, make me laugh' - if you can!

This 'survival of the fittest' or, 'survival of the funniest' weeds out some of the weaker examples, they have to improve or get out of it.

Unfortunately, the same process doesn't operate anywhere near as effectively in the field of Punch & Judy. The audience, young and old is not as discriminating or judgemental, possibly because they are only seeing a show infrequently, and so can't make comparisons. And as has been said before, even the terrible shows benefit from the Punch 'brand loyalty.'

So some people delivering poor shows never get the feeling that they have 'died', and they continue to 'get away with murder!'
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Postby lesclarke » 07 Jul 2008, 23:45

I should have added something else also 'said before...'
(and quite recently)
That - thankfully Punch is more than capable of surviving these 'murderous' shows.
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